Our bird survey team completed the winter survey at the Silcock Street Reserve (Hays Inlet) observing 56 species. Some of the highlights included close encounters with a Spangled Drongo and a display from Golden-headed Cisticolas, who spend most of their time in darting amongst the reeds of the waterways and lagoons. We also observed over 300 black-winged Stilts roosting on a slightly submerged sandbank in the middle of Hays Inlet. This reminds us of the importance of this inlet providing a resting site at high tide for our water birds including the migratory waders that will return from the Arctic Circle to Moreton Bay in the late spring (September/October). The program commenced in October 2015 and was the 28th quarterly survey conducted for the site. A total of 137 species of bird has ben observed using the reserve and Hays Inlet.